It's summer, and it's freaking hot out. We can all agree one of the worst parts about this heat is getting into your car after a loooong day of it sitting in the sun (even if you parked in the shade). But one of the highlights of summer: Everyone brings their dogs everywhere.
Along with that fun, however, comes negligent owners who think it's OK to leave their beloved pups in the parked car. And if it's hot and uncomfortable in the car for us humans, it's basically a death trap for little Fido.
Hundreds of dogs die each year due to heat exhaustion because they are left in hot vehicles, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.
If you see a dog in a hot car, you might want to smash a window to free it. But depending on which state you're in, you could face jail time for doing so. By Sophie Nieto-Munoz | NJ.com for NJ Advance Media